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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Connect:Direct
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 5, 2020

Simple silent upgrade for Connect Direct Web Services

According to IBM Support, for Connect Direct Web Services software, SILENT UPGRADE option requires to provide few additional parameters to silentInstall.properties file (e.g. SSL_PORT, POSTGRESQL_PORT, POSTGRESQL_PASSWORD) in comparison to INTERACTIVE UPGRADE which requires to provide path to existing CDWS installation only (only one parameter, the rest is taken from existing configuration).

If INTERACTIVE UPGRADE does not require additional parameters then the same should be implemented for SILENT UPGRADE option.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Upgrade process will be easier and faster. It will allow for automated silent upgrade where user will not have to provide parameters that are configured already in the software (e.g. ports, passwords).

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Oct 13, 2020

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it with my team and we believe it would be helpful to align the silent and interactive installation requirements. I will accept this as an uncommitted candidate and will look to add it to the roadmap moving forward. Thank you for using the RFE tool and please don't hesitate to suggest enhancements in the future should the need arise.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager